Dehydrated applesauce is a versatile product that can be used to eat by itself or apply to other food recipes. It is great for replacing butter and fats in recipes and can be used to flavor meats. Add it to oatmeal or any other food that you may try. Applesauce is great at adding moisture to foods and it is great for being a food that you can feed to extremely young children in a crisis. Make sure you have this product on hand in your long term food storage. Shelf life estimates are based on industry studies from sources deemed reputable. Since Rainy Day Foods has no control over individual storage practices, they must disclaim any liability or warranty for particular results. Should be stored in cool dark place, optimum condition is 60 degrees or less, for longer storage. Storing properly in our enameled cans and Super pail buckets, product may store 20+ years. Bulk products need to be repackaged for long term storage.